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Hiatt John – Lipstick Sunset
From: Paul Butchinson ([email protected])

The acoustic guitar here is in dropped-D tuning (DADGBE). NB a tip for
Playing it - the top E string is mostly avoided apart from the motif
That connects the verses, which goes something like:


I had a go at tabbing the slide part, but I quickly realised I haven't
A clue about playing slide (which doesn't help when you're trying to
Transcibe Ry Cooder!). Does anybody else want to try?- if it's any
Help, I'd be reasonably certain that it's in either open D or open E
Corrections and comments welcome, as always...

LIPSTICk SUNSEt - John Biatt
There's a lipstick sunset smeared across the August sky
A D Bm
There's a bitter sweet perfume hanging in the fields
The creek is running high
G D F# Bm E
And I left my love a-waiting in the dawn somewhere to wonder why
D D/F# G
By the end of the day all her sweet dreams would fade
To a lipstick sunset

And the radio was playing and that old summer heat was on the rise
I just had to get away before some sad old song
Brought tears to my eyes
And Lord I couldn't tell her that her love was only killing me
By the end of the day all her sweet dreams would fade
To a lipstick sunset

Well it's pretty as a picture, red and blushing, just before the night
Maybe love's like that for me,
Maybe I can only see as you take away the light
But hold me in the darkness - we can dream about the cool twilight
Til the dawning of the day when I make my getaway
To a lipstick sunset
G D D/F# G
There will come another day, and I'll make my getaway
To a lipstick sunset

Chords used:
D 000232, G 550033, A x02220, Bm x24432,
F# 4x432x, E 222100, D/F# 40023x

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